Mixed Photo Collection 3rd Annual Goodwin Library Art Exhibition Feb 1986 From March 1986 Puddledock Press

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Mixed Photo Collection 3rd Annual Goodwin Library Art Exhibition Feb 1986 From March 1986 Puddledock Press

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Mixed Photo Collection 3rd Annual Goodwin Library Art Exhibition Feb 1986 From March 1986 Puddledock Press The Goodwin Library recently held its 3rd annual Art Exhibition, running from February 10 – February 15.

From the caption in the March 1986 Puddledock Press edition:

More than 45 works of art were on hand and most were loaned by local residents.

Head Librarian, Phyllis Kuligowski, co-originater of the event, was very pleased with this year's turnout. The first Art Exhibition, in 1984, consisted of approximately 15 oil paintings, but has gfrown to also include pastels, ink sketches, black and white photographs, and crafts as well.

Local artist, Anna Richards, displayed three of her oil paintings. Ms. Richards, a long time resident of Farmington, has been painting for the last 10 years and conducting art classes for the last three. Due to her enthusiasm and encouragement, several of her students decided to participate also. Each student chose their own subject matter, resulting in a colorful addition to the other oil painting on display. Ms Richards said that though some of her students were reluctant at first, they soon were glad they took this opportunity to show their creativity.

Elementary school principal, Tim Woodward, loaned 8 items to the event, including several pressed flower arrangements and some unique oil paintings on wood.

Two more Farmington residents, Ed and Betty Demers, also contributed a few of their works. Mr. Demers displayed two of his woodworkings; a hand carved rooster, and a beautiful hand made dulcimer. For those like myself, who may not be familiar with it, Mr. Demers was able to provide us with a bit of history concerning the dulcimer. Dating back to medieval Europe, the dulcimer is a musical instrument with sounds similar to a zither. Though not known for sure, it is believed to have been introduced to this country by the Pennsylvania Germans, some 200 years ago. Though the instrument he exhibited was made of cherry wood, he has made at least 24 others, using woods such as pine and walnut. Desides those items, Mr. Demers has also handcrafted several wooden chests and decoys. Mrs. Demers loaned 2 of her oil paintings to the exhibition.

If you were unable to get out and see the exhibition this time around, don't despair, because Mrs. Kuligowski is planning an even larger exhibit for next year.

RKL-FHS

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“Mixed Photo Collection 3rd Annual Goodwin Library Art Exhibition Feb 1986 From March 1986 Puddledock Press,” Farmington Historical Society-Museum of Farmington History, accessed May 22, 2019, https://farmingtonnhhistory.omeka.net/items/show/163.

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